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(WEBINAR) Fund Your Startup into A Real Business

Fund Your Startup into A Real Business Presented by Score Chicago Did you know the biggest challenge to starting a business is a shortage of capital? Do you know where successful entrepreneurs find funding for their business? Or where even to start to look? Learn how to navigate through the process of financing your dream.  The webinar will go through real sources of capital, describe why banks will not likely be helpful, and provide valuable financial projection tools. Topics Covered: […]

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Jen Kellogg Virtual Office Hours: Emerging Artists

An agent, a manager and a promoter walk into a bar*. But this isn’t a joke. It’s the LAUNCH Music Conference and Showcase Festival and they are here to check out your band. This workshop will explore how they ended up in front of your stage, and how you can end up on their roster. A few lucky artists will come on live to ask our panel of experts all the questions they have about getting noticed and getting signed […]

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(WEBINAR) Siegel+Gale’s Future of Branding: M&A in Turbulent Times

Experts are predicting significant increases in mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation in every sector. Now is the time to get your brand and people prepared. The Future of Branding: M&A in Turbulent Times webcast will offer an in-depth conversation led by Siegel+Gale’s President, Pacific Rim, Jason Cieslak and Group Director, Strategy, Lisa Kane that will explore: How successful M&A is strategic and brand-led and identify what organizations should consider to maximize their brand investment before, during, and after a deal. David […]

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(WEBINAR) ESCAPING MOM & POP: FOUNDER’S STORY WITH STEPHANIE HART, BROWN SUGAR BAKERY

Stephanie Hart founded Brown Sugar Bakery in 2004 and has since built a devoted following that extended well beyond its Greater Grand Crossing location on 75th St. Her goal is to grow from a small business to something with nationwide impact, which means navigating new challenges, such as a larger staff, new types of required insurance, and becoming classified as a manufacturer instead of a retailer. She speaks of these changes as getting “new shoes”, which is both fun and challenging–and […]

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(WEBINAR) Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery

Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery REGISTER HERE Understanding your market and your customer is vital to securing your company’s competitive edge. Led by Patrick Donohue of Snapon, this class will explain the importance of market research/industry analysis and how they can inform your product development and cover best practices for outsourced and DIY’d research. Then, the conversation will shift to customer discovery and how to find and secure customer validation.

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(Webinar) Creating a Values Report with Mike Joosse

In this workshop, you'll learn how to create a values report—a personalized, living document that can help you create a structure for your next job search, fold in your likes and skills from outside design, and help you for the rest of your career.

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(Webinar) Animation and Storytelling w/Meghann Artes

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Meghann Artes joins the Chicago Screenwriters Network to discuss the use of animation in filmmaking. In addition to Meghann's influences and remarkable career, we'll talk the broader concepts and specific techniques of animation, including using animation as a storytelling device for a younger audience.

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(WEBINAR) Google and Ipsos: B2B Marketing in the Next Phase of COVID

Google is partnering with Ipsos to conduct a three-part COVID-19 pulse survey to help better inform and educate their sellers and clients on the evolving B2B landscape. The series will focus specifically on the tech, business industrial manufacturer (BIM), and finance industries, and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior and how it has affected marketers. Key themes of the research are: The differences in B2B consumer behavior The “new normal” for marketers and their brands Changes in media […]

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